Wine 5.02 Brings 46 Bug-Fixes To The Stable Wine Branch

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Wine 5.02 is a new "stable" release for the Long Term Support distributions using the stable branch of the Wine Is Not An Emulator translation layer for running Windows software on other operating systems. This release brings a total of 46 fixes for a whole range of games and applications including Hype The Time Quest, Age of empires II, Bad Mojo Redux, the Rockstar Games Launcher, Dark Souls 2, iTunes and many more. Most of the improvements in the latest Wine 4.14 development release are not present but that does not mean it is not a welcome upgrade for those using distributions shipping the stable Wine branch.

written by 윤채경 (Yoon Chae-kyung)  2020-08-07 - last edited 2020-08-07. © CC BY

The popular demo-scene Windows demo fr-025 running on GNU/Linux using Wine 5.14.

The complete list of bug fixes in Wine 5.0.2 (total 46) is as follows:

  • 8439 Multiple Microsoft product installers fail due missing shell app path expansion (Visual Studio .NET 2002, 2003, Visual Foxpro 9.0)
  • 19239 Multiple applications crash with division by zero on edit control with zero line height (eBay Turbo Lister, Clarin TX control wrapper)
  • 29806 Hype The Time Quest: DirectX Media (DXM) v6.0 runtime installer fails (advpack.ExecuteCab should extract the INF from CAB before running the install part)
  • 30814 Age of Empires II scrolling gets stuck after Alt-Tab away and back
  • 31890 Multiple applications need IAudioEndpointVolume::GetMasterVolumeLevelScalar method implementation (Cisco IP Communicator, Cairo Shell v0.3.x)
  • 39534 Bad Mojo Redux crashes on start (ddraw1_vtbl and ddraw_surface1_vtbl need to be writable)
  • 41559 (winecfg) Add ability to change windows version via command line
  • 43638 Multiple 4k demoscene OpenGL demos crash on startup with "No active WGL context found" (Yermom, "End of time" by Alcatraz and Altair)
  • 45839 Qt 5.8 SDK installer needs "IFileSystem.MoveFile" method implementation for maintenance tool creation step
  • 46949 DDraw games using older windowed mode wrappers such as DirectX Windower Embedded v2.3/D3D Windower v1.x crash (ddraw_palette_vtbl and ddraw_surface{1,2,3,4,7}_vtbl need to be writable)
  • 47621 Command link buttons in task dialog are displayed in wrong style
  • 47794 Rockstar Games Launcher installer button images do not display
  • 47999 Gif pictures stored in PE files are not loaded into HTML web pages via Res protocol
  • 48186 every wine process shows a definite leak in dlls/ntdll/env.c
  • 48471 Mismatching behavior of GetEnvironmentVariableW for empty / long values
  • 48490 Restored minimized windows have wrong height
  • 48495 XCP-ng Center v8.x (.NET 4.6 app) can"t connect to server with self-signed certificate
  • 48593 Multiple games play only one frame of video (Fable: The Lost Chapters, Audiosurf, Dark Souls 2, Oddworld: Munch"s Oddysee)
  • 48611 Cairo Shell v0.3.x (.NET 4.7 app) crashes due to missing "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\Shell" registry sub-key
  • 48683 iTunes v12.10.4.2 crashes on unimplemented function wmvcore.dll.WMIsContentProtected when adding folders to directory scan
  • 48731 Just Cause crashes while loading level with builtin d3dx9_26
  • 48732 How to Survive crashes on start (fullscreen mode)
  • 48738 cmd.exe crashes when running certain batch files
  • 48739 ConEmu (Windows console emulator) v19.10.12 fails to set Wininet"s INTERNET_OPTION_IGNORE_OFFLINE and shows error dialog at startup
  • 48740 ConEmu is constantly loosing focus
  • 48747 ConEmu flickers and scrolls randomly
  • 48750 Few missing DirectSound3D Algorithms GUID Defs
  • 48762 IExplore immediately crashes on with a failed assertion
  • 48801 Multiple games crash on unimplemented function d3dx11_43.dll.D3DX11GetImageInfoFromFile (Assetto Corsa 1.14.x, Project Cars)
  • 48803 FITietokanta crashes every time after ADD-button is pressed
  • 48806 Panzer Corps 2 needs msvcp140.dll.?_XLgamma@std@@YANN@Z
  • 48814 Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows installer crashes after wine-4.8-247-g0d7d0427d0
  • 48816 The explorer doesn"t support "/cd" option
  • 48844 Magical Scramble Demo 1.20P shows white boxes instead of pictures.
  • 48932 Wine does not display any windows unless `xrandr --auto` has been run
  • 48960 NtQueryDirectoryFile incorrectly returns STATUS_NO_MORE_FILES when it encounters an ignored entry
  • 48974 Multiple MSI-based installers show "newBinaryXX" text instead of bitmap on button controls (missing support for "msidbControlAttributesBitmap")
  • 49005 Listview header occasionally fails to redraw when list is scrolled vertically
  • 49034 Enlarge list width in font selection dialog
  • 49115 Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2 (2018) fail to launch in DX11 mode
  • 49142 Horizontal mouse scroll events (X11 buttons 6 and 7) should not be translated to back/forward events
  • 49146 Hearts of Iron IV needs api-ms-win-crt-private-l1-1-0.dll._o_sin
  • 49173 widl generates invalid code for Gecko"s ISimpleDOM.idl
  • 49175 Duplicated checking canonicalized inside kernelbase/path.c
  • 49198 Denuvo Anti-Cheat "denuvo-anti-cheat.sys" crashes in entry point (incorrect page protection restored during relocation processing)
  • 49203 Possible incorrect usage >= instead <= in shlview.c

Many of the interesting changes to the latest Wine 5.14 development release are not present in the "stable" 5.02 release. The new Direct3D 9-11 Vulkan translation layer is not included, those using the stable branch will have to live with wined3d using OpenGL until the next major release. That is not a huge loss, the wined3d Vulkan translation layer is not feature-complete and it is not all that useful as of the latest Wine 5.14 development release.

The source code for Wine 5.02 can be acquired from Compiling it yourself is probably not worth it since it is a very big compile, you might as well wait until your favorite LTS distribution adds it to their repositories. More bleeding-edge distributions like Manjaro, Arch and Fedora use the "unstable" development branch which isn't all that "unstable", it is actually more stable than the "stable" branch since it includes many bigger fixes that are not included in this "stable" Wine 5.02 release.

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